Former ASARCO Workers to Hold Press Conference Concerning New Revelations in Smelter Cleanup


EL PASO, Texas – December 2, 2010 – Former employees of the ASARCO lead-copper smelter will come together with other community organizations, including Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA), at a press conference on Monday, December 6, 2010 to release new information regarding the flawed cleanup-remediation plan of the former ASARCO site.  The workers, led by Carlos Rodriguez, plan on revealing new information regarding ASARCO’s history of getting rid of contaminants and call upon the Environmental Protection Agency to take over oversight of the remediation.

WHAT: Press Conference – Former ASARCO employees to release new information regarding smelter cleanup

WHERE: Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Offices – El Paso
1331 Texas Avenue
WHEN: Monday, December 6, 2010
11:00 am
WHO: Carlos Rodriguez, former ASARCO employee
Coalition of former ASARCO employees
Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA)
Sunland Park Grassroots Environmental Group


Established in 1970, Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc. (TRLA) is a nonprofit organization that provides free civil legal services to low-income and disadvantaged clients in a 68-county service area. TRLA’s mission is to promote the dignity, self-sufficiency, safety and stability of low-income Texas residents by providing high-quality civil legal assistance and related educational services.  For more information on Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc. and this story visit


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